This past Saturday, SFT Canada organized a protest in downtown Toronto where the Toronto Resource Investment Conference was taking place. China Gold International Resources Corporation (formerly Jinshan Mining) was present at the conference so SFT Canada took action to make sure our voice was heard loud and clear on behalf of the Tibetans inside Tibet.
The Chinese-owned, but Vancouver-based, mining corporation recently purchased a copper mine in Gyama (Ch: Jiama), near Lhasa, Tibet’s capital. This area is also the birthplace of the great Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. China Gold International Resources is the overseas arm of China Gold Group Corp – one of China’s largest state-owned mining companies and a company that has been operating in Gyama for a number of years. In 2009, local Tibetans in Gyama protested the contamination of water resources and the resettlement of nomads as a result of the mine operations.
For more information about China Gold and their operations in Tibet, check out our last blog post.
Check out the videos below with news coverage of our protest as well as footage from our exciting action inside the conference where SFTer Urgyen approached China Gold, and watch China Gold’s response.
To see more photos from the protest as well as step-by-step photos from our action, check out our Facebook Photo Album!
Notice to China Gold: This is just the beginning!